Full detailed profile on Dr. Monica Quartermaine Played by Leslie Charleson on General Hospital Daytime Soap Opera.
Leslie Charleson (ABC)
Dr. Monica Quartermaine
Actor: Leslie Charleson
Who played Dr. Monica Quartermaine over the years
Patsy Rahn (1976 - 1977)
Useful information on Dr. Monica Quartermaine
* Marital State - Widowed. (Alan Quartermaine)
Current: Chief Cardiologist at General Hospital
Monica was raised as an orphan, and as an adult, the closest person to a mother she had was Gail Adamson. It was Gail who encouraged Monica to become a doctor. While in medical school she met her first love, David, who later went to Viet Nam and was reported MIA. Monica assumed he was dead.
Soon after, she discovered she was pregnant and decided to put the child up for adoption so she could finish school. Rick Webber, another handsome med. student soon caught her eye, and they fell in love. After receiving their degrees, Rick went off to Africa, was reported killed in a plane crash, and once again Monica was devastated. She found solace in the arms of Rick's brother, Jeff.
Their marriage floundered from the beginning. Jeff was possessive and insecure of Monica's lingering feelings for Rick, and when Rick, amazingly, turned up alive, Monica wanted to divorce Jeff, but needed his permission. She received unsolicited help from Heather Grant, a woman who had her eye on Jeff and wanted him for herself.
Smooth waters didn't flow as Monica had planned. Dr. Leslie Faulkner was in love with Rick, too, and when Rick found brother, Jeff, with a bullet wound to his head, Rick was overcome by guilt and blamed himself because of his relationship with Monica. He broke it off with her.
Jeff recovered, and he and Monica gave their marriage another chance. Rick and Leslie wed, and Monica realized she didn't love Jeff and asked for a divorce. When he finally agreed, she was free to pursue a new doctor at GH, Alan Quartermaine. They eventually exchanged vows, but with Rick still at GH, Monica gave in to her old feelings and slept with him. When she became pregnant, she didn't know who fathered the child.
Alan's greedy sister, Tracy was determined to prove that Monica's baby was not a Quartermaine. She wanted her own son to be the family heir. Luckily, Monica's child, AJ, was later deemed to be Alan's son.
The stress of Monica's cheating led Alan to have his own affair with Susan Moore, which produced a son, Jason. After a time, Alan realized that Monica was really the love of his life, and he returned home with the baby. At first the little boy was a constant reminder of her husband's infidelity, but Monica soon grew to love Jason as much as she did AJ.
The Quartermaine's marriage was a continuing string of affairs and distrust. Old flames, previously assumed dead, showed up alive, and Skye Chandler, another child from one of Alan's flings, came to Port Charles to find her father. Monica battled breast cancer, befriended another victim of the disease, and when the woman died, Monica and Alan adopted little Emily. Life was not easy despite being wealthy.
Sadly, Monica lost many members of her family over the next few years including, AJ, Alan and Emily. While grieving Emily's death, she turned to the bottle and hit Sam while driving. Jason helped her though and she went to rehab. Monica also took to newcomer Rebecca, who looked just like Emily. However, it came out that Rebecca was Emily's unknown twin who came to town to fleece the Quartermaine's and Nikolas. Since then, Monica has only sporadically appeared at the hospital or in the Q mansion.
Jeff Webber (divorced)
Alan Quartermaine Sr. (divorced but remarried)
David Langton (engaged - deceased)
Rick Webber (engaged - deceased)
Sean Donely (affair)
Ned Ashton (affair)
Pierce Dorman (affair - deceased)
Gail Adamson (mother by adoption)
Lorena Sharpe-Barrington (cousin)
Michael Corinthos III (grandson - adopted by Sonny)
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Kiki stops Michael at the court house to pick up a heads-up penny for him. Monica joins them as AJ is brought out in shackles. AJ's grateful for the support but one person is missing, Elizabeth. Outside the court room, Sonny confronts Scott with Olivia on his arm. He believes he's in Julian's pocket and doesn't want him to lose AJ's trial. Scott warns him for threatening him. Diane points out that Scott has a lot to lose when she shows up. They follow Elizabeth in who doesn't have a chance to talk to AJ. Opening arguments begin with Scott certain that the jury will find AJ a cold-blooded killer. Diane claims there is a miscarriage of justice and the real murderer is still out there. Sonny's first on the stand. He recounts the night AJ choked and threatened Connie before explaining how he found her the night she died. He confirms he found 'AJ' drawn in Connie's blood. On cross examination, Diane suggests Sonny had motive to write 'AJ' himself but Sonny denies it. Scott calls Elizabeth next who didn't see AJ strangling Carly at Sonny's but did hear him threaten her there and later, when he told her "if he had a gun he'd kill her." Olivia yells at Elizabeth for not saying anything and AJ hangs his head down as Elizabeth leaves. Olivia's called to the stand to authenticate security footage from the Metro Court of the night Connie was murdered.
At the Quartermaine's, someone watches from outside as Franco wishes a picture of Jason 'happy birthday'. Monica comes in and puts Jason's picture back on the shelf. She calls Franco a killer and slaps him when he points out AJ killed Connie. She wants him to leave and threatens to have Alice show him out. Franco wonders what it would be like to go 'man-to-man' with Alice but agrees to leave on his own. Someone sees Tracy join Monica who's eager to share what she just saw. Monica knows it was Franco leaving and admits being responsible for kicking him out. Tracy wishes she was there to see it. She congratulates her and hopes she's also able to see AJ for who he is. Monica breaks down in tears. Tracy thinks his chances are good with Diane as counsel. Monica confesses she's been fired. Tracy points out they're family and gets on the phone to correct the situation while Monica looks at a picture of Alan.